John 4:10 (AMP)
10 Jesus answered her, "If you knew [about] God's GIFT [of eternal life], and who it is who says, ‘Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him [instead], and He would have given you LIVING WATER (ETERNAL LIFE)."
Jesus came to give us eternal life and anyone who believes His finished work on the cross is freely given this eternal life. Eternal life can only come from God's GIFT - JESUS!
The Law has no life to give, only grace has life. It's only in Jesus we receive this life! This is why the message of the finished works of Jesus Christ is the only life giving message!
This eternal life that we receive is living water.
It is 'living' water because it gives life! You have heard it said that "water is life!" It is true! "Living water is eternal life!"
Jesus told the Samaritan woman in John 4:14, " ANYONE who drinks the water I give will never thirst— not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life." (MSG)
When we got born again we drank this water and it has become in us a spiritual fountain of living water! It means this water quenches our thirst for God and it is a force that gives life to everything around us!
For a man with eternal life there is hope!
Job said a tree has a better hope than a man without eternal life but thank God we have life.
Job 14:7—10 (AMP)
7 "For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
And that the shoots of it will not cease nor fail, [ but there is no such hope for man a man without Jesus_ ].
8 "Though its roots grow old in the earth
And its stump dies in the dry soil,
9 Yet at the SCENT of WATER [the stump of the tree] *will flourish and bring forth sprigs and shoots like a seedling.
10 "But [the brave, strong] man must die and lie face down;
Man breathes his last, and where is he? (Emphasis mine)
It doesn't matter how brave and strong a natural man is, when death comes he is hopeless because there is no life in him.
A tree however has hope at the scent of water even if it's roots are dead and buried in the ground. The Bible says that water will give it life and it will sprout again.
The Bible says even if it is cut down, it will sprout again. Do you know that Isaiah 61:3 calls us TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS?
It doesn't matter what happens, we always sprout again because we have a fountain of living water in us. Nothing dies in our hands.
Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church:
2 Corinthians 4:7—9 (NKJV)
7 But we have THIS TREASURE in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
8 We are hard- pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed
The treasure we carry in this earthen vessel or physical body of ours is ETERNAL LIFE! This is the reason we aren't perturbed about the things happening around us.
Yes there are times when we are hard pressed, perplexed, persecuted and sometimes even struck down but we aren't crushed, in despair, forsaken or destroyed because we carry eternal life in this physical body of ours!
As a child of God, nobody and no situation can put you down! You carry the water that gives life in you. The life in you is affecting all that concerns you today in Jesus name.
A tree lives at the scent of water but a righteous tree never dies because he/she carries the fountain of living water in him/her.
I see life resurrecting things in your life today in Jesus name.
Confess this out loud: I am the carrier of eternal life because I'm born again. I'm righteous and blessed. I have in me the water that gives life! Everything around me is coming alive because I can never be put down! It's shouts of victory for me and I receive great harvest in Jesus mighty name.